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Friday, 28 October 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival.


 All week I had been planning to show a completely different quilt here today for the Bloggers Quilt Festival but as I began to post I realised that I have spent a large part of the past year physically and emotionally on the quilt you see here. So with an apology to regular visitors to this blog I figured it could have another outing.


I was asked to represent my region of The Quilters Guild of the British Isles in this years 'In the Spotlight' exhibition at the Festival of Quilts. The theme was The Romance of Words, and I included a poem in the piece. The poem and the emotional aspect of this it all be found here in my Whys and Wherefores post. I hope you can take the time to have a look.

In the construction of this quilt there was a lot of painting....


...and pebbling.....


.......painting......



.....and pebbling.....




But I got there in the end.....Phew!
I learnt so much doing this quilt!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like what you see and will call again.
I blog here, where I share my personal artistic stitching journey and over at Quilt Routes where I share tutorials on fabric painting, landscape quilting and anything else that takes me along the quilting path.

Amy'sCreativeSide

Thanks Amy!

33 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you showed this quilt - it's so beautiful and should be seen by a wider audience. :)

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  2. wow that is beautiful! Never mind stoping by again I'm now a follower :)

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  3. Oh Deborah, this is breathtaking! love the pebbling: I could get lost in this quilt! So happy you decided to share it! Warm Greetings from Cyprus,
    Valentina

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  4. This is one of my favorite pieces of yours. I need to spend time this year, thinking and creating.

    Debbie

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  5. You may show it as many times as you wish as it is an amazing quiilt - and I should know as I saw it at the Festival in Birmingham!

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  6. Fascinating story and beautiful quilt. It reminds my the gulls passing by my place to go from one place to the other at evening.

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  7. I love this quilt. It's good to see it again :)

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  8. such lovely pebble quilting. i want to reach in and touch it all. congrats on making some amazing beauty happen.

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  9. Beautiful quilt,i love this:)))

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  10. It's wonderful! I'm going to add your blog to my reader.

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  11. This quilt is so awesome, I am glad to see it again! I just love every thing about it!

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  12. Oh wow. Amazing quilt. Just love the visual and physical textures.

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  13. very special and unique. beautiful job.

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  14. This is an extraordinary quilt!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!

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  15. Stunning! I love the colours and the texture.Thanks for sharing!

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  16. This is such a wonderful, lovely, stunning quilt - I'm glad you shared this one !! How long will it be travelling?

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  17. What an amazing quilt and the quilting of the pebbles is so beautiful - not to mention the wording on the larger ones. Wow! I am in awe. How amazing to have it at the FoQ and to represent your guild. I also love your favourites from the festival post - what a great idea!

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  18. What an amazing quilt! Your work is beautiful!

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  19. Hi! Your quilt is fantastic and beautiful! Really unique art quilt!
    I love it!!!

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  20. This is well worth showing...I love it!! You have way more patience than me; girl..lol your quilting; oh not just the quilting,.it is all amazing...great great work..

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  21. Lovely beautiful art quilt. Such wonderful talents you have! Thabks so much for sharing this creation with us and love the poem. Have a great day

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  22. This remains one of my all time favourite quilts. I love it, it touches me emotionally as well as in its artistic appeal. It is just all round fab!

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  23. This is absolutely fabulous! Yes, thanks for sharing!

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  24. Art quilts are a whole new ball game to me. This is very creative!

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  25. Your work is always stunning. This piece is no exception. Your quilting takes my breath away!

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  26. Holy cow!Just beautiful, congratulations on a stunning quilt.

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  27. This is lovely - even if I could think up something this fab, the pebbling would have me running screaming for the hills.

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  28. Once again a beautiful piece of work. The poems are lovely.

    I'm sorry for the loss of your friend, I hope time has helped heal some of the pain and joy in memory of her friendship has started to take a stronger hold.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  29. Awesome quilt. Your work is inspirational. I've entered your blog into Google Reader so I don't miss a single post. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. I love this quilt, especially the pebbling - awesome! And lovely to find another UK quilter in blogland!

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  31. Stunning quilt...thank you for sharing it.

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